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Oil — California’s Ticket to Prosperity

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Becky Yeh from OneNewsNow

One analyst hopes California’s governor will utilize the state’s natural resources to bring the struggling state into economic prosperity.off shore drilling

Though he has been a longtime maverick of environmental regulations, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has lately signaled his support for oil companies and their push for more drilling. The state’s struggling economy is one of the reasons why Brown is trying to loosen environmental laws. He sparked environmental changes when he implemented the nation’s first energy-efficient standards in the 1970s, passed anti-smog laws, and halted offshore drilling.

Borelli, Tom (FreedomWorks)Now, Tom Borelli of FreedomWorks tells OneNewsNow environmentalists are concerned that the Democrat is showing more favor toward oil companies.

“The way out of our economic problems and the way to economic prosperity is to really develop our natural resources, especially the fossil fuel natural resources, which are coal, oil, and natural gas,” he explains. “The problem, of course, is that the environmental activists in the state of California are very powerful, and they will probably try to block development of natural resources and the economic boom that would follow that.”

Brown has signaled a desire to relax California’s Environmental Quality Act,

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Holy Guacomole, Batman; did Gov. Moonbeam just have a conservative moment?!?

» 13 Comments

  1. Jerry Manderin

    January 16th, 2013

    It Takes An Oil Rig.

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  2. Left Coast Dan

    January 16th, 2013

    Naw, he already balanced the budget, no need.

    Seriously, I hope so. But color me skeptical. Or cynical.

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  3. Bad Brad

    January 16th, 2013

    The man has no spine. He will cave to liberal tree hugging pressure.

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  4. California GOP

    January 16th, 2013

    Hmmmm, oil doesn’t do well in public opinion polls. Someone might call us bad names…

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  5. Milwaukee Mike

    January 16th, 2013

    Is that how a Governor of a blue state says they are not running for reelection?

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  6. Typical Liberal

    January 16th, 2013

    Oil Bad
    Wind Good

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  7. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 16th, 2013

    Hey, Moonbeam must need the money badly. How much is he spending to collect $40 in back tax from this blind man:

    http://www.ecanadanow.com/entertainment/2013/01/16/stevie-wonder-tax-lien-for-astonishing-48/

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  8. Ohio Dan

    January 16th, 2013

    No he didn’t do something conservative. Liberals are bigger whores for money than conservatives. When push comes to shove they are all about the money. Even though most don’t, what libstain artist doesn’t want to make a fortune at their art. At least we conservatives are honest about it.

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  9. Left Coast Dan

    January 16th, 2013

    Actually, the more oil Californians burn the more he can collect in Cap ‘n Trade. Hmmmm…

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  10. Ohio Dan

    January 16th, 2013

    What a batch of Libstains. Dagny, I’m surprised you ut up wih their rap as long as you did.

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  11. Doc

    January 16th, 2013

    That little commie bastard is probably hoping for an oil spill so he can get an oil company to bail out the state!

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  12. persecutor

    January 16th, 2013

    It’s okay for him to do that now that Algore sold his propaganda channel to big oil.

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  13. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 16th, 2013

    @Dan, @Doc, and @Persecutor are right on target. The People’s Commissariat will enact major regulations that will make it damn near impossible to profit too much from this oil. Then put a few eyedroppers full of oil into the water off of the Farallones and claim an environmental disaster so they can sue “big oil” (whatever that is) and have AGore make a speech about how oil companies are now good.

    Then reap the tax rewards, spend like typical socialists and the state will go right back into receivership.

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